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  • 1 idea

    f.
    1 idea (concepto, ocurrencia).
    buena/mala idea good/bad idea
    hacerse una idea de algo to get an idea of something
    hacerse a la idea de que to get used to the idea that
    no tengo ni idea (de) I don't have a clue (about)
    tener idea de cómo hacer algo to know how to do something
    tener una ligera idea to have a vague idea
    idea brillante brilliant idea, brainwave
    idea fija obsession
    ser una persona de ideas fijas to be a person of fixed ideas
    2 intention.
    con la idea de with the idea o intention of
    tener idea de hacer algo to intend to do something
    a mala idea maliciously
    3 impression.
    cambiar de idea to change one's mind
    pres.indicat.
    3rd person singular (él/ella/ello) present indicative of spanish verb: idear.
    * * *
    1 idea
    2 (noción) notion
    3 (ingenio) imagination
    \
    cambiar de idea to change one's mind
    darle ideas a alguien to put ideas in somebody's head
    hacer algo a mala idea to do something on purpose, do something deliberately
    hacerse a la idea de algo to get used to the idea of something, accept something
    llevar idea de to intend to, have the intention of
    ¡ni idea! no idea!, not a clue!
    no te puedes hacer una idea you have no idea
    no tener ni idea familiar to have no idea, not have a clue
    ser de ideas fijas to be narrow-minded, have very fixed ideas
    tener ideas de bombero to have funny ideas, have madcap ideas
    tener mala idea familiar to be a nasty piece of work
    idea fija fixed idea
    ligera idea vague idea
    mala idea evil intention
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    noun f.
    1) idea
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    SF
    1) (=concepto) idea

    tenía una idea falsa de mí — he had a false impression of me, he had the wrong idea about me

    formarse una idea de algo — to form an impression of sth

    hacerse una idea de algo — to get an idea of sth

    hacerse una idea equivocada de algn — to get a false impression of sb, get the wrong idea about sb

    preconcebido
    2) (=sugerencia) idea

    ¡qué idea! ¿por qué no vamos a Marruecos? — I've got an idea! why don't we go to Morocco?

    idea brillante, idea genial — brilliant idea, brainwave

    3) (=intención) idea, intention

    mi idea era salir temprano — I had intended to leave early, my idea o intention was to leave early

    cambiar de idea — to change one's mind

    idea fijafixed idea

    salió del país con una idea fija: no volver nunca — he left the country with one fixed idea: never to return

    ir con la idea de hacer algo — to mean to do sth

    no iba nunca con la idea de perjudicar a nadie — it was never his intention to harm anybody, he never meant to harm anybody

    tiene muy mala idea — his intentions are not good, he's a nasty piece of work *

    metérsele una idea en la cabeza a algn, cuando se le mete una idea en la cabeza no hay quien se la saque — once he gets an idea into his head no one can talk him out of it

    tener idea de hacer algo — [en el pasado] to mean to do sth; [en el futuro] to be thinking of doing sth

    tenía idea de traerme varias botellas de vodkaI meant o I was meaning to bring some bottles of vodka

    4) (=conocimiento) idea

    -¿a qué hora llega Sara? -no tengo ni idea — "what time is Sara arriving?" - "I've got no idea"

    ¡ni idea! — no idea!

    tener idea de algo — to have an idea of sth

    ¿tienes idea de la hora que es? — do you have any idea of the time?

    ¡no tienes idea de las ganas que tenía de verte! — you have no idea how much I wanted to see you!

    no tener la menor idea — not to have the faintest o the foggiest idea

    pajolero 1), remoto 3)
    5) pl ideas (=opiniones) ideas

    una persona de ideas conservadoras/liberales/radicales — a conservative/liberal/radical-minded person

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    1)
    a) ( concepto) idea

    la idea de libertadthe idea o concept of freedom

    b) (opinión, ideología) idea
    c) ( noción) idea

    darse idea para algo — (RPl fam) to be good at something

    hacerse (a) la idea de algoto get used to the idea of something

    2)
    a) ( ocurrencia) idea

    no sería buena/mala idea — it wouldn't be a good/bad idea

    idea de bombero — (Esp fam) crazy idea

    b) ( intención) intention, idea
    c) ( sugerencia) idea
    * * *
    = idea, insight, notion, perspective, point, thought, conception, rationality, inkling, perception.
    Ex. Analytical cataloguing is valuable in respect of any type of media, but many of ideas have been tested most thoroughly in the context of monographs and serials.
    Ex. The human indexer works mechanically and rapidly; he should require no insight into the document content.
    Ex. A focus conveys the key or principal notion of a concept.
    Ex. It is easy to see that users and separate pieces of literature may hold different perspectives on one subject.
    Ex. Parts of the abstract are written in the informative style, whilst those points which are of less significance are treated indicatively.
    Ex. Amongst these are numbered: some specific legal and governmental works, such as laws, decrees, treaties; works that record the collective thought of a body, for example, reports of commissions and committees; and various cartographic materials.
    Ex. Different conceptions of what subject indexing means are described.
    Ex. A model of how librarians may actually go about book selection is presented in three ways: rationality; tacit knowledge; and symbolic content.
    Ex. Her experience with many children has shown that often they can repeat sentences and read quite well without any inkling of what they are saying.
    Ex. Nevertheless, citation indexes do seek to link documents according to their content (or at least the perception of their content held by the author of the source work).
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    * acariciar la idea de = toy with + idea of, flirt with + the idea of.
    * aceptar una idea = accept + notion, deal with + concept.
    * aclarar las ideas de Uno = clarify + Posesivo + mind.
    * acoger con ahínco la idea de = seize upon + the idea of.
    * acostumbrarse a una idea = get used to + idea, deal with + concept.
    * adquirir una idea = gain + impression.
    * aferrarse a una idea = hold fast to + idea.
    * aludir a una idea = allude to + idea.
    * aportación de ideas = brainstorming [brain-storming], brainstorm.
    * aportar ideas = contribute + ideas, brainstorm.
    * apoyar la idea = endorse + the idea.
    * apoyar una idea = favour + idea.
    * atraer la idea de = fancy + the idea of.
    * bombardeo de ideas = brainstorming [brain-storming], brainstorm.
    * cambio de idea = change of heart, change of mind.
    * cantera de ideas = hotbed.
    * casarse con una idea = wed to + view.
    * compartir ideas = share + ideas, share + thoughts, bounce off + ideas.
    * compartir ideas con Alguien = bounce + ideas off + Nombre.
    * compartir las ideas = pool + ideas.
    * composición por confrontación de ideas = brain-writing.
    * concebir una idea = conceive + idea.
    * confrontación de ideas = brainstorming [brain-storming], brainstorm.
    * confrontar ideas = brainstorm.
    * con sólo una mínima idea de = with only the sketchiest idea of.
    * contar las ideas a Alguien = run + ideas + past + Pronombre.
    * contrastar ideas = brainstorm.
    * contraste de ideas = brainstorming [brain-storming].
    * contribución de ideas = input of ideas.
    * con una idea muy superficial sobre = with only a sketchy idea of.
    * corroborar una idea = substantiate + point.
    * criticar las ideas de Alguien = trample on + Posesivo + ideas.
    * dar con una idea = hit on/upon + idea.
    * dar ideas = offer + clues.
    * dar la idea = give + the impression that.
    * darle vueltas a la idea = toy with, toy with + idea of.
    * darle vueltas a la idea de = flirt with + the idea of.
    * dar una idea = give + idea, give + glimpse, provide + an understanding.
    * dar una idea de = give + a feel for, give + indication, provide + a glimpse of, give + a flavour of, be indicative of, provide + insight into, give + a picture, give + an insight into, give + an inkling of.
    * dar una idea general = put in + the picture, give + a general picture, paint + a broad picture.
    * debatir una idea = discuss + idea.
    * deducir una idea = draw + idea.
    * defender + Posesivo + idea = support + Posesivo + case.
    * defender una idea = champion + idea.
    * de ideas afines = like-minded.
    * desaprobar una idea = disapprove of + the idea of.
    * desarrollar una idea = amplify + idea.
    * descartar una idea = dismiss + idea, discount + notion.
    * difundir una idea = spread + view, spread + an idea, circulate + Posesivo + idea.
    * discutir una idea = float + concept.
    * echar por tierra una idea = crush + idea.
    * empezar a gustar la idea = warm up to + the idea.
    * entusiasmarse con la idea = warm up to + the idea.
    * erradicar falsas ideas = erase + misconceptions.
    * erradicar una falsa ide = dispel + idea.
    * escaso de ideas = short of ideas.
    * estar a favor de una idea = favour + idea.
    * estar convencido de la idea de que = be committed to the idea that.
    * estar de acuerdo con una idea = subscribe to + idea.
    * expresar ideas = express + thoughts, put over + ideas.
    * extraer una idea = draw + idea.
    * falto de ideas = short of ideas.
    * germen de una idea = germ of an idea.
    * gustar la idea de = fancy + the idea of.
    * hacer hincapié en una idea = hammer + point.
    * hacer prevaler las ideas y valores de uno mismo = assert + own ideas and values.
    * hacer realidad una idea = follow through on/with + Posesivo + idea.
    * hacerse a una idea = deal with + concept.
    * hacerse una idea = form + impression, get + an inkling.
    * hacerse una idea de = catch + glimpse, glean + indication, glean + picture, have + an inkling of.
    * hacerse una idea mejor de = glean + insights.
    * hacer valer una idea = enforce + idea.
    * idea abstracta = abstract idea.
    * idea + aparecer = idea + surface.
    * idea aproximada = rough idea.
    * idea arraigada = ingrained attitude.
    * idea brillante = bright idea.
    * idea buena = cool idea.
    * idea central = focal point.
    * idea clara = clear idea.
    * idea cultural = meme.
    * idea + dar forma = idea + shape.
    * idea de reforma = reform idea.
    * idea estrafalaria = outlandish idea.
    * idea falsa = misconception, misperception, bogus idea, illusion.
    * idea favorita = pet idea.
    * idea + forjar = idea + shape.
    * idea fundamental = keynote.
    * idea general = rough idea.
    * idea genial = brain child [brainchild].
    * idea incoherente = disjointed idea.
    * idea loca = wild thought.
    * idea nueva = fresh idea.
    * idea original = brain child [brainchild].
    * idea pensada a posteriori = afterthought.
    * idea peregrina = outlandish idea.
    * idea preconcebida = preconception.
    * idea principal = drift.
    * idea reciclada = retread [re-tread].
    * ideas = food for thought, strands of thought.
    * idea secundaria = side issue.
    * ideas políticas = politics.
    * ideas principales = significant ideas.
    * idea + surgir = idea + come up.
    * ilustrar una idea = illustrate + point.
    * inspirar ideas = spark off + ideas.
    * intercambiar ideas = compare + notes, exchange + ideas, bounce off + ideas.
    * intercambiar ideas con Alguien = bounce + ideas off + Nombre.
    * intercambio de ideas = exchange of ideas, fertilisation [fertilization, -USA], cross-fertilisation [cross-fertilization, -USA], cross-fertilisation of ideas.
    * la idea que hay detrás de = the idea behind.
    * lanzar una idea = pilot + idea.
    * machacar un idea = squash + idea.
    * mencionar una idea = bring up + idea.
    * ¡ni idea! = beats me!.
    * no captar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no estar de acuerdo con la idea de = disapprove of + the idea of.
    * no pillar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no tener idea = have + no clue, have + no idea.
    * no tener idea de = be clueless about, have + no understanding of.
    * no tener la más mínima idea sobre Algo = Negativo + have + the foggiest idea.
    * no tener ni idea sobre Algo = not know the first thing about.
    * no tener ni puta idea = not get + Posesivo + shit together.
    * no tener ni puta idea sobre Algo = not know the first thing about.
    * nueva idea = reform idea.
    * obtener una idea = get + a sense of, gain + a sense of.
    * obtener una idea de = get + a taste of.
    * ocurrirse a Alguien una idea = hit on/upon + idea.
    * ocurrírsele a Alguien una idea = think up + idea.
    * ocurrírsele la idea = come up with + idea.
    * pensar en una idea = think up + idea.
    * perpetuar una idea preconcebida = perpetuate + preconception.
    * plantear una idea = raise + idea.
    * plasmar una idea en la realidad = translate + idea into + reality.
    * poner a prueba una idea = test + idea, pilot + idea.
    * poner en práctica una idea = put + Posesivo + idea + into practice.
    * presentar una idea = make + point, put forward + idea, offer + perspective, present + idea.
    * probar una idea = test + idea.
    * profundizar en una idea = carry + argument + one step further.
    * promover una idea = promote + idea, pioneer + idea.
    * proponer una idea = advance + proposition, advance + idea, put forward + idea.
    * quitar la idea = wipe away + idea.
    * recalcar una idea = hammer + point.
    * rechazar una idea = turn + idea + down.
    * reforzar una idea = reinforce + idea, reinforce + notion, strengthen + the view.
    * refutar una idea = quarrel with + notion.
    * replantearse las ideas = rethink + Posesivo + ideas.
    * representar una idea = dramatise + idea.
    * sacar a colación una idea = bring up + idea.
    * ser la idea central de = be at the core of, be at the heart of.
    * ser partidario de una idea = favour + idea.
    * sin idea = clueless.
    * sin ideas preconcebidas = open mind.
    * sin la menor idea = clueless.
    * sopesar una idea = weigh + idea.
    * sugerir ideas = contribute + ideas, brainstorm.
    * sugerir una idea = advance + proposition, suggest + idea, float + concept.
    * suscribir una idea = subscribe to + idea.
    * tener idea = have + a clue.
    * tener una idea = gain + impression, capture + glimpse, get + a sense of, have + an inkling of, gain + a sense of, have + a clue.
    * tener una idea de = gain + idea of.
    * tormenta de ideas = brainstorming [brain-storming], brainstorm.
    * una idea general = a rough guide.
    * unas cuantas ideas = a rough guide.
    * utilizar las ideas de (Alguien) = draw on/upon + Posesivo + ideas.
    * * *
    1)
    a) ( concepto) idea

    la idea de libertadthe idea o concept of freedom

    b) (opinión, ideología) idea
    c) ( noción) idea

    darse idea para algo — (RPl fam) to be good at something

    hacerse (a) la idea de algoto get used to the idea of something

    2)
    a) ( ocurrencia) idea

    no sería buena/mala idea — it wouldn't be a good/bad idea

    idea de bombero — (Esp fam) crazy idea

    b) ( intención) intention, idea
    c) ( sugerencia) idea
    * * *
    = idea, insight, notion, perspective, point, thought, conception, rationality, inkling, perception.

    Ex: Analytical cataloguing is valuable in respect of any type of media, but many of ideas have been tested most thoroughly in the context of monographs and serials.

    Ex: The human indexer works mechanically and rapidly; he should require no insight into the document content.
    Ex: A focus conveys the key or principal notion of a concept.
    Ex: It is easy to see that users and separate pieces of literature may hold different perspectives on one subject.
    Ex: Parts of the abstract are written in the informative style, whilst those points which are of less significance are treated indicatively.
    Ex: Amongst these are numbered: some specific legal and governmental works, such as laws, decrees, treaties; works that record the collective thought of a body, for example, reports of commissions and committees; and various cartographic materials.
    Ex: Different conceptions of what subject indexing means are described.
    Ex: A model of how librarians may actually go about book selection is presented in three ways: rationality; tacit knowledge; and symbolic content.
    Ex: Her experience with many children has shown that often they can repeat sentences and read quite well without any inkling of what they are saying.
    Ex: Nevertheless, citation indexes do seek to link documents according to their content (or at least the perception of their content held by the author of the source work).
    * acariciar la idea de = toy with + idea of, flirt with + the idea of.
    * aceptar una idea = accept + notion, deal with + concept.
    * aclarar las ideas de Uno = clarify + Posesivo + mind.
    * acoger con ahínco la idea de = seize upon + the idea of.
    * acostumbrarse a una idea = get used to + idea, deal with + concept.
    * adquirir una idea = gain + impression.
    * aferrarse a una idea = hold fast to + idea.
    * aludir a una idea = allude to + idea.
    * aportación de ideas = brainstorming [brain-storming], brainstorm.
    * aportar ideas = contribute + ideas, brainstorm.
    * apoyar la idea = endorse + the idea.
    * apoyar una idea = favour + idea.
    * atraer la idea de = fancy + the idea of.
    * bombardeo de ideas = brainstorming [brain-storming], brainstorm.
    * cambio de idea = change of heart, change of mind.
    * cantera de ideas = hotbed.
    * casarse con una idea = wed to + view.
    * compartir ideas = share + ideas, share + thoughts, bounce off + ideas.
    * compartir ideas con Alguien = bounce + ideas off + Nombre.
    * compartir las ideas = pool + ideas.
    * composición por confrontación de ideas = brain-writing.
    * concebir una idea = conceive + idea.
    * confrontación de ideas = brainstorming [brain-storming], brainstorm.
    * confrontar ideas = brainstorm.
    * con sólo una mínima idea de = with only the sketchiest idea of.
    * contar las ideas a Alguien = run + ideas + past + Pronombre.
    * contrastar ideas = brainstorm.
    * contraste de ideas = brainstorming [brain-storming].
    * contribución de ideas = input of ideas.
    * con una idea muy superficial sobre = with only a sketchy idea of.
    * corroborar una idea = substantiate + point.
    * criticar las ideas de Alguien = trample on + Posesivo + ideas.
    * dar con una idea = hit on/upon + idea.
    * dar ideas = offer + clues.
    * dar la idea = give + the impression that.
    * darle vueltas a la idea = toy with, toy with + idea of.
    * darle vueltas a la idea de = flirt with + the idea of.
    * dar una idea = give + idea, give + glimpse, provide + an understanding.
    * dar una idea de = give + a feel for, give + indication, provide + a glimpse of, give + a flavour of, be indicative of, provide + insight into, give + a picture, give + an insight into, give + an inkling of.
    * dar una idea general = put in + the picture, give + a general picture, paint + a broad picture.
    * debatir una idea = discuss + idea.
    * deducir una idea = draw + idea.
    * defender + Posesivo + idea = support + Posesivo + case.
    * defender una idea = champion + idea.
    * de ideas afines = like-minded.
    * desaprobar una idea = disapprove of + the idea of.
    * desarrollar una idea = amplify + idea.
    * descartar una idea = dismiss + idea, discount + notion.
    * difundir una idea = spread + view, spread + an idea, circulate + Posesivo + idea.
    * discutir una idea = float + concept.
    * echar por tierra una idea = crush + idea.
    * empezar a gustar la idea = warm up to + the idea.
    * entusiasmarse con la idea = warm up to + the idea.
    * erradicar falsas ideas = erase + misconceptions.
    * erradicar una falsa ide = dispel + idea.
    * escaso de ideas = short of ideas.
    * estar a favor de una idea = favour + idea.
    * estar convencido de la idea de que = be committed to the idea that.
    * estar de acuerdo con una idea = subscribe to + idea.
    * expresar ideas = express + thoughts, put over + ideas.
    * extraer una idea = draw + idea.
    * falto de ideas = short of ideas.
    * germen de una idea = germ of an idea.
    * gustar la idea de = fancy + the idea of.
    * hacer hincapié en una idea = hammer + point.
    * hacer prevaler las ideas y valores de uno mismo = assert + own ideas and values.
    * hacer realidad una idea = follow through on/with + Posesivo + idea.
    * hacerse a una idea = deal with + concept.
    * hacerse una idea = form + impression, get + an inkling.
    * hacerse una idea de = catch + glimpse, glean + indication, glean + picture, have + an inkling of.
    * hacerse una idea mejor de = glean + insights.
    * hacer valer una idea = enforce + idea.
    * idea abstracta = abstract idea.
    * idea + aparecer = idea + surface.
    * idea aproximada = rough idea.
    * idea arraigada = ingrained attitude.
    * idea brillante = bright idea.
    * idea buena = cool idea.
    * idea central = focal point.
    * idea clara = clear idea.
    * idea cultural = meme.
    * idea + dar forma = idea + shape.
    * idea de reforma = reform idea.
    * idea estrafalaria = outlandish idea.
    * idea falsa = misconception, misperception, bogus idea, illusion.
    * idea favorita = pet idea.
    * idea + forjar = idea + shape.
    * idea fundamental = keynote.
    * idea general = rough idea.
    * idea genial = brain child [brainchild].
    * idea incoherente = disjointed idea.
    * idea loca = wild thought.
    * idea nueva = fresh idea.
    * idea original = brain child [brainchild].
    * idea pensada a posteriori = afterthought.
    * idea peregrina = outlandish idea.
    * idea preconcebida = preconception.
    * idea principal = drift.
    * idea reciclada = retread [re-tread].
    * ideas = food for thought, strands of thought.
    * idea secundaria = side issue.
    * ideas políticas = politics.
    * ideas principales = significant ideas.
    * idea + surgir = idea + come up.
    * ilustrar una idea = illustrate + point.
    * inspirar ideas = spark off + ideas.
    * intercambiar ideas = compare + notes, exchange + ideas, bounce off + ideas.
    * intercambiar ideas con Alguien = bounce + ideas off + Nombre.
    * intercambio de ideas = exchange of ideas, fertilisation [fertilization, -USA], cross-fertilisation [cross-fertilization, -USA], cross-fertilisation of ideas.
    * la idea que hay detrás de = the idea behind.
    * lanzar una idea = pilot + idea.
    * machacar un idea = squash + idea.
    * mencionar una idea = bring up + idea.
    * ¡ni idea! = beats me!.
    * no captar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no estar de acuerdo con la idea de = disapprove of + the idea of.
    * no pillar la idea = miss + the point.
    * no tener idea = have + no clue, have + no idea.
    * no tener idea de = be clueless about, have + no understanding of.
    * no tener la más mínima idea sobre Algo = Negativo + have + the foggiest idea.
    * no tener ni idea sobre Algo = not know the first thing about.
    * no tener ni puta idea = not get + Posesivo + shit together.
    * no tener ni puta idea sobre Algo = not know the first thing about.
    * nueva idea = reform idea.
    * obtener una idea = get + a sense of, gain + a sense of.
    * obtener una idea de = get + a taste of.
    * ocurrirse a Alguien una idea = hit on/upon + idea.
    * ocurrírsele a Alguien una idea = think up + idea.
    * ocurrírsele la idea = come up with + idea.
    * pensar en una idea = think up + idea.
    * perpetuar una idea preconcebida = perpetuate + preconception.
    * plantear una idea = raise + idea.
    * plasmar una idea en la realidad = translate + idea into + reality.
    * poner a prueba una idea = test + idea, pilot + idea.
    * poner en práctica una idea = put + Posesivo + idea + into practice.
    * presentar una idea = make + point, put forward + idea, offer + perspective, present + idea.
    * probar una idea = test + idea.
    * profundizar en una idea = carry + argument + one step further.
    * promover una idea = promote + idea, pioneer + idea.
    * proponer una idea = advance + proposition, advance + idea, put forward + idea.
    * quitar la idea = wipe away + idea.
    * recalcar una idea = hammer + point.
    * rechazar una idea = turn + idea + down.
    * reforzar una idea = reinforce + idea, reinforce + notion, strengthen + the view.
    * refutar una idea = quarrel with + notion.
    * replantearse las ideas = rethink + Posesivo + ideas.
    * representar una idea = dramatise + idea.
    * sacar a colación una idea = bring up + idea.
    * ser la idea central de = be at the core of, be at the heart of.
    * ser partidario de una idea = favour + idea.
    * sin idea = clueless.
    * sin ideas preconcebidas = open mind.
    * sin la menor idea = clueless.
    * sopesar una idea = weigh + idea.
    * sugerir ideas = contribute + ideas, brainstorm.
    * sugerir una idea = advance + proposition, suggest + idea, float + concept.
    * suscribir una idea = subscribe to + idea.
    * tener idea = have + a clue.
    * tener una idea = gain + impression, capture + glimpse, get + a sense of, have + an inkling of, gain + a sense of, have + a clue.
    * tener una idea de = gain + idea of.
    * tormenta de ideas = brainstorming [brain-storming], brainstorm.
    * una idea general = a rough guide.
    * unas cuantas ideas = a rough guide.
    * utilizar las ideas de (Alguien) = draw on/upon + Posesivo + ideas.

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    A
    1 (concepto) idea
    la idea de libertad the idea o concept of freedom
    la idea de un dios único the idea o notion of a single God
    2 (opinión, ideología) idea
    sus ideas políticas his political beliefs o ideas
    es de ideas bastante conservadoras she has fairly conservative ideas o views
    es un hombre de ideas fijas he has very set ideas about things
    yo no soy de la misma idea I don't agree, I don't share your opinion
    3 (noción) idea
    no tiene idea de cómo funciona he has no idea how it works
    no tenía ni idea de todo esto I had no idea about any of this
    no tengo idea no idea! o I don't have a clue
    no tenía ni la más remota idea or ( Esp fam) ni pajolera idea she didn't have the slightest idea, she didn't have the faintest o foggiest idea ( colloq)
    tenía idea de que ibas a llamar I had a feeling you'd call
    no tienes idea de lo que he sufrido you have no idea how much I've suffered
    para darse or hacerse una idea de la situación to give oneself o to get an idea of the situation
    es difícil hacerse una idea de cómo es si no lo has visto it's hard to imagine what it's like if you haven't seen it
    esto es sólo una idea del proyecto this is just a general idea of the project
    darse idea para algo ( RPl fam); to be good at sth
    se da mucha idea para cocinar she's a very good cook
    hacerse (a) la idea de algo: ya me voy haciendo (a) la idea de vivir allí I am getting used to the idea of living there now
    no se hace (a) la idea de que está muerto she can't accept the fact that he's dead
    B
    se me ocurre or tengo una idea I've got an idea
    ¡qué ideas se te ocurren! you really o sure get some funny ideas! ( colloq)
    ¡tú y tus brillantes ideas! ( iró); you and your brilliant ideas! ( iro)
    se le metió la idea en la cabeza de ir a escalar la montaña she got it into her head to go and climb the mountain
    no sería mala idea hacer las reservas hoy it wouldn't be a bad idea to make the reservations today
    ¡quítate esa idea de la cabeza! you can get that idea out of your head!
    idea de bombero ( Esp fam); crazy idea
    2 (intención) intention, idea
    no fui con esa idea I didn't go with that idea in mind o with that intention
    mi idea era terminarlo hoy my intention was to finish it today, I had intended to finish it today
    cambió de idea y tomó el tren she changed her mind and took the train
    no han abandonado la idea de ir al parque they haven't given up the idea of going to the park
    malo1 (↑ malo (1))
    ideas para el hogar ideas for the home
    escriban sus ideas en un papelito please write your suggestions o ideas on a piece of paper
    Compuesto:
    fixed idea, idée fixe
    C
    ( RPl) (manía): no lo comas con idea stop thinking about it and just eat it
    tenerle idea a algn (CS fam); to have sth against sb ( colloq), to have it in for sb ( colloq)
    tenerle idea a algo ( fam); to have a thing about sth ( colloq)
    * * *

     

    Del verbo idear: ( conjugate idear)

    idea es:

    3ª persona singular (él/ella/usted) presente indicativo

    2ª persona singular (tú) imperativo

    Multiple Entries:
    idea    
    idear
    idea sustantivo femenino
    idea;
    la idea de libertad the idea o concept of freedom;

    es de ideas fijas he has very set ideas about things;
    no tiene idea de cómo funciona he has no idea how it works;
    no tengo idea I don't have a clue;
    hacerse una idea de la situación to get an idea of the situation;
    se me ocurre una idea I've got an idea;
    cambió de idea she changed her mind;
    hacerse (a) la idea de algo to get used to the idea of sth
    idea sustantivo femenino
    1 idea
    idea fija, fixed idea
    2 (representación, concepto) idea: la simple idea de volver a verle me pone nervioso, the very thought of seeing him again makes me all jittery
    (noción) idea: para que te hagas una idea..., so that you can get an idea...
    tiene muy poca idea de lo que cuesta, she has very little idea of what it costs
    3 (opinión, juicio) idea, opinion: te lo advierto, ésta no es la idea que yo tengo de la diversión, mind you, that's not my idea of fun
    tiene ideas peligrosas sobre el poder, he has dangerous ideas about power
    cambiar de idea, to change one's mind
    4 (intención) intention
    a mala idea, on purpose
    5 (proyecto, plan, ocurrencia) idea: teme que le roben la idea, she's afraid someone might steal her idea
    vino con la idea de ir a la playa, she came with the idea of going to the beach
    exclamación ¡vaya una idea!, the very idea!
    ♦ Locuciones: hacerse a la idea de, to get used to the idea of
    familiar no tener ni idea, to have no idea o not to have a clue: no tenía ni idea de que hubieras regresado, I had no idea that you were back
    (ser ignorante) no tengo ni (la más remota/puñetera) idea de fútbol, I haven't got a clue about football
    ideas de bombero, absurd ideas
    idear verbo transitivo
    1 (un invento, diseño) to devise, invent
    2 (una teoría, un plan) to think up, conceive

    ' idea' also found in these entries:
    Spanish:
    abandono
    - acariciar
    - acierto
    - acoger
    - acogida
    - advertir
    - aferrarse
    - añadidura
    - anticipo
    - borrosa
    - borroso
    - bosquejar
    - bosquejo
    - buena
    - bueno
    - cabeza
    - cambiar
    - chifladura
    - concepto
    - confusa
    - confuso
    - convencer
    - cosa
    - decir
    - definida
    - definido
    - desechar
    - desterrar
    - dónde
    - exclusión
    - flor
    - formarse
    - fríamente
    - gestarse
    - gustar
    - hacerse
    - hoy
    - impracticable
    - inicialmente
    - intención
    - irse
    - leve
    - luminosa
    - luminoso
    - madurar
    - menor
    - mentalizarse
    - neta
    - neto
    - noción
    English:
    abandon
    - adjust
    - advance
    - afterthought
    - amusement
    - appealing
    - assumption
    - barmy
    - better
    - brainstorm
    - brainwave
    - brilliant
    - bring forward
    - bristle
    - catch
    - catch on
    - change
    - cling
    - clue
    - come up with
    - conception
    - confused
    - convey
    - crazy
    - daft
    - daring
    - dated
    - defunct
    - dismiss
    - distinct
    - downside
    - drift
    - embody
    - embrace
    - face
    - faint
    - fall in with
    - fanciful
    - fasten on to
    - flirt
    - fluid
    - foggy
    - fundamental
    - get across
    - get through
    - hit on
    - hit upon
    - idea
    - idiotic
    - illusion
    * * *
    idea nf
    1. [concepto] idea;
    la idea del bien y del mal the concept of good and evil;
    yo tenía otra idea de Estados Unidos I had a different image of the United States;
    tiene una idea peculiar de lo que es la honradez he has a funny idea of (what's meant by) honesty;
    hazte a la idea de que no va a venir you'd better start accepting that she isn't going to come;
    no conseguía hacerme a la idea de vivir sin ella I couldn't get used to the idea of living without her;
    con lo que me has dicho ya me hago una idea de cómo es la escuela from what you've told me I've got a pretty good idea of what the school is like;
    no me hago una idea de cómo debió ser I can't imagine what it must have been like
    idea fija obsession;
    ser una persona de ideas fijas to be a person of fixed ideas
    2. [ocurrencia] idea;
    una buena/mala idea a good/bad idea;
    ha sido muy buena idea escoger este restaurante it was a very good idea to choose this restaurant;
    se le ve falto de ideas en su última novela he seems short of ideas in his latest novel;
    lo que contaste me dio la idea para el guión what you said to me gave me the idea for the script;
    se me ocurre una idea, podríamos… I know what, we could…;
    ¿a quién se le habrá ocurrido la idea de apagar las luces? can you believe it, somebody's gone and turned the lights out!;
    ¡más vale que te quites esa idea de la cabeza! you can forget that idea!;
    una idea brillante o [m5] luminosa a brilliant idea, a brainwave;
    cuando se le mete una idea en la cabeza… when he gets an idea into his head…;
    Esp
    tener ideas de bombero to have wild o crazy ideas
    3. [conocimiento, nociones] idea;
    la policía no tenía ni idea de quién pudo haber cometido el crimen the police had no idea who could have committed the crime;
    no tengo ni idea I haven't got a clue;
    no tengo ni idea de física I don't know the first thing about physics;
    no tengo (ni) la menor o [m5] la más remota idea I haven't the slightest idea;
    Esp muy Fam
    no tengo ni pajolera idea I haven't the faintest Br bloody o US goddamn idea;
    Vulg
    no tengo ni puta idea I haven't got a fucking clue;
    Fam
    ¡ni idea! [como respuesta] search me!, I haven't got a clue!;
    tener idea de cómo hacer algo to know how to do sth;
    tener una ligera idea to have a vague idea;
    por la forma en que maneja las herramientas se ve que tiene idea from the way she's handling the tools, you can tell she knows what she's doing;
    ¡no tienes idea o [m5] no puedes hacerte una idea de lo duro que fue! you have no idea o you can't imagine how hard it was!
    4. [propósito] intention;
    nuestra idea es volver pronto we intend to o our intention is to return early;
    con la idea de with the idea o intention of;
    tener idea de hacer algo to intend to do sth;
    a mala idea maliciously;
    tener mala idea [ser malintencionado] to be a Br nasty o US real piece of work;
    ¡mira que tienes mala idea! that's really nasty of you!
    5. [opinión] opinion;
    mi idea de ella era totalmente errónea I had completely the wrong impression of her;
    no tengo una idea formada sobre el tema I don't have a clear opinion on the subject;
    cambiar de idea to change one's mind;
    yo soy de la idea de que mujeres y hombres deben tener los mismos derechos I'm of the opinion that men and women should have equal rights;
    somos de la misma idea we agree, we're of the same opinion
    6.
    ideas [ideología] ideas;
    mi padre es de ideas progresistas my father is a progressive o has progressive attitudes;
    fue perseguido por sus ideas he was persecuted for his beliefs o ideas
    7. CSur [manía]
    le tengo idea a su hermana I can't stand her sister;
    le tengo idea a eso that drives me nuts;
    si te vas a poner el vestido con idea, mejor ponete otra cosa if you're not sure about the dress, you'd do better to wear something else
    * * *
    f idea;
    dar (una) idea de algo give an idea of sth;
    hacerse a la idea de que … get used to the idea that …;
    no tener ni idea not have a clue
    * * *
    idea nf
    1) : idea, notion
    2) : opinion, belief
    3) propósito: intention
    * * *
    idea n idea
    ¡qué buena idea! what a good idea!
    no tengo ni idea I have no idea / I haven't got a clue

    Spanish-English dictionary > idea

  • 2 me cosquillea la idea de ...

    me cosquillea la idea de...
    I've been toying with the idea of...

    Spanish-English dictionary > me cosquillea la idea de ...

  • 3 con sólo una mínima idea de

    Ex. It has to be admitted that experienced librarians who should know better do sometimes plunge into what are not simple searches with only the sketchiest idea of a strategy.
    * * *

    Ex: It has to be admitted that experienced librarians who should know better do sometimes plunge into what are not simple searches with only the sketchiest idea of a strategy.

    Spanish-English dictionary > con sólo una mínima idea de

  • 4 con la idea de

    • with the idea of
    • with the thought of

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > con la idea de

  • 5 acariciar la idea de

    (v.) = toy with + idea of, flirt with + the idea of
    Ex. I've tried using special characters and underline, and I've toyed with the idea of creating some graphic images.
    Ex. An avid scuba diver, Keller once flirted with the idea of a career in marine biology.
    * * *
    (v.) = toy with + idea of, flirt with + the idea of

    Ex: I've tried using special characters and underline, and I've toyed with the idea of creating some graphic images.

    Ex: An avid scuba diver, Keller once flirted with the idea of a career in marine biology.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acariciar la idea de

  • 6 darle vueltas a la idea

    (v.) = toy with, toy with + idea of
    Ex. For some years people have toyed with the pleasing vision of the end-user in need of information turning to his terminal and running off any search in 5 minutes, with total recall and splendid precision.
    Ex. I've tried using special characters and underline, and I've toyed with the idea of creating some graphic images.
    * * *
    (v.) = toy with, toy with + idea of

    Ex: For some years people have toyed with the pleasing vision of the end-user in need of information turning to his terminal and running off any search in 5 minutes, with total recall and splendid precision.

    Ex: I've tried using special characters and underline, and I've toyed with the idea of creating some graphic images.

    Spanish-English dictionary > darle vueltas a la idea

  • 7 acostumbrarse a una idea

    (v.) = get used to + idea, deal with + concept
    Ex. Then, leaning back in her chair and with an impish smile playing about her mouth, she said: 'You know I can't quite get used to the idea of him giving up his job to follow his wife'.
    Ex. In this age of financial restriction we have to see ourselves, even at the smallest unit, as an international library resource network, and unless we can deal with this concept we can't rework the ISBD into a viable tool.
    * * *
    (v.) = get used to + idea, deal with + concept

    Ex: Then, leaning back in her chair and with an impish smile playing about her mouth, she said: 'You know I can't quite get used to the idea of him giving up his job to follow his wife'.

    Ex: In this age of financial restriction we have to see ourselves, even at the smallest unit, as an international library resource network, and unless we can deal with this concept we can't rework the ISBD into a viable tool.

    Spanish-English dictionary > acostumbrarse a una idea

  • 8 darle vueltas a la idea de

    (v.) = flirt with + the idea of
    Ex. An avid scuba diver, Keller once flirted with the idea of a career in marine biology.
    * * *
    (v.) = flirt with + the idea of

    Ex: An avid scuba diver, Keller once flirted with the idea of a career in marine biology.

    Spanish-English dictionary > darle vueltas a la idea de

  • 9 difundir una idea

    (v.) = spread + view, spread + an idea, circulate + Posesivo + idea
    Ex. The view that Chinese immigration was a threat to the American labour force spread throughout the United States in the late 19th century.
    Ex. This idea spread during an era in which reformers regarded the book as a curative for societal ills = Esta idea se difundió durante una era durante la que los reformistas consideraban el libro como un remedio para los males sociales.
    Ex. Our aim is to provoke discussion and to provide commentators with an opportunity to circulate their ideas in a new format.
    * * *
    (v.) = spread + view, spread + an idea, circulate + Posesivo + idea

    Ex: The view that Chinese immigration was a threat to the American labour force spread throughout the United States in the late 19th century.

    Ex: This idea spread during an era in which reformers regarded the book as a curative for societal ills = Esta idea se difundió durante una era durante la que los reformistas consideraban el libro como un remedio para los males sociales.
    Ex: Our aim is to provoke discussion and to provide commentators with an opportunity to circulate their ideas in a new format.

    Spanish-English dictionary > difundir una idea

  • 10 ocurrírsele la idea

    (v.) = come up with + idea
    Ex. The working group also felt that the new service ought to have a distinctive name and came up with the idea of AID (advice and information desk) later changed to Aid in order to avoid misinterpretation as Artificial Insemination by Donor!.
    * * *
    (v.) = come up with + idea

    Ex: The working group also felt that the new service ought to have a distinctive name and came up with the idea of AID (advice and information desk) later changed to Aid in order to avoid misinterpretation as Artificial Insemination by Donor!.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ocurrírsele la idea

  • 11 defender una idea

    (v.) = champion + idea
    Ex. Frank Hatt championed the idea of libraries being closely concerned with what the user reads, advocating such things as floor walkers and records of books read.
    * * *
    (v.) = champion + idea

    Ex: Frank Hatt championed the idea of libraries being closely concerned with what the user reads, advocating such things as floor walkers and records of books read.

    Spanish-English dictionary > defender una idea

  • 12 germen de una idea

    Ex. What began as a germ of an idea around a kitchen table in Toronto in 1997 is now being published out of Washington DC with contributors and subscribers from 20 countries.
    * * *

    Ex: What began as a germ of an idea around a kitchen table in Toronto in 1997 is now being published out of Washington DC with contributors and subscribers from 20 countries.

    Spanish-English dictionary > germen de una idea

  • 13 hacer realidad una idea

    (v.) = follow through on/with + Posesivo + idea
    Ex. But we simply don't have the physical or mental capability to follow through on every great idea we get.
    * * *
    (v.) = follow through on/with + Posesivo + idea

    Ex: But we simply don't have the physical or mental capability to follow through on every great idea we get.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hacer realidad una idea

  • 14 ¡ni idea!

    ¡ni idea!
    no idea!, not a clue!
    * * *
    = beats me!, beats me!
    Ex. 'beats me!' responded her listener with a shrug.
    Ex. 'beats me!' responded her listener with a shrug.
    * * *
    = beats me!, beats me!

    Ex: 'beats me!' responded her listener with a shrug.

    Ex: 'beats me!' responded her listener with a shrug.

    Spanish-English dictionary > ¡ni idea!

  • 15 nueva idea

    (n.) = reform idea
    Ex. The proposed reform ideas are retreads of tried and untrue conservative concepts with a history of failure.
    * * *

    Ex: The proposed reform ideas are retreads of tried and untrue conservative concepts with a history of failure.

    Spanish-English dictionary > nueva idea

  • 16 considerar la idea

    • entertain the idea
    • play with the idea
    • think
    • think about the past
    • think intently about
    • think it over carefully
    • think over
    • think poorly of

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > considerar la idea

  • 17 acariciar la idea

    • caress the idea
    • flirt with danger
    • flirtation

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > acariciar la idea

  • 18 acariciar una idea

    • caress an idea
    • flirt to
    • flirt with danger

    Diccionario Técnico Español-Inglés > acariciar una idea

  • 19 aceptar una idea

    (v.) = accept + notion, deal with + concept
    Ex. As the services prove their value and as librarians and their clientele continue to push for subsidization, society and the legislators will gradually accept the notion that at least some of these new expensive services are deserving of support.
    Ex. In this age of financial restriction we have to see ourselves, even at the smallest unit, as an international library resource network, and unless we can deal with this concept we can't rework the ISBD into a viable tool.
    * * *
    (v.) = accept + notion, deal with + concept

    Ex: As the services prove their value and as librarians and their clientele continue to push for subsidization, society and the legislators will gradually accept the notion that at least some of these new expensive services are deserving of support.

    Ex: In this age of financial restriction we have to see ourselves, even at the smallest unit, as an international library resource network, and unless we can deal with this concept we can't rework the ISBD into a viable tool.

    Spanish-English dictionary > aceptar una idea

  • 20 hacerse a una idea

    (v.) = deal with + concept
    Ex. In this age of financial restriction we have to see ourselves, even at the smallest unit, as an international library resource network, and unless we can deal with this concept we can't rework the ISBD into a viable tool.
    * * *
    (v.) = deal with + concept

    Ex: In this age of financial restriction we have to see ourselves, even at the smallest unit, as an international library resource network, and unless we can deal with this concept we can't rework the ISBD into a viable tool.

    Spanish-English dictionary > hacerse a una idea

См. также в других словарях:

  • toy\ with\ an\ idea — • toy with an idea • toy with the idea v. phr. To consider an idea or an offer periodically without coming to a decision. He was toying with the idea of accepting the company s offer of the vice presidency in Tokyo, but he was unable to decide …   Словарь американских идиом

  • toy\ with\ the\ idea — • toy with an idea • toy with the idea v. phr. To consider an idea or an offer periodically without coming to a decision. He was toying with the idea of accepting the company s offer of the vice presidency in Tokyo, but he was unable to decide …   Словарь американских идиом

  • dally with an idea — v. have fun with an idea; get busy with an idea …   English contemporary dictionary

  • toy with the idea —    If you consider something without giving it serious thought, you toy with the idea.     Sally has often toyed with the idea of moving abroad, but she s still here! …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • came up with the idea — created it, thought it up, invented it …   English contemporary dictionary

  • IDEA Public Schools — is an independently managed charter school system based in the Rio Grande Valley in deep South Texas. The schools have a significant focus on academics and are committed to ensuring that all of its graduating students will attend college. Faculty …   Wikipedia

  • Idea — I*de a, n.; pl. {Ideas}. [L. idea, Gr. ?, fr. ? to see; akin to E. wit: cf. F. id[ e]e. See {Wit}.] 1. The transcript, image, or picture of a visible object, that is formed by the mind; also, a similar image of any object whatever, whether… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • idea — UK US /aɪˈdɪə/ noun ► [C] a suggestion or plan for doing something: idea about sth »The CTO should have ideas about where the company needs to be heading in terms of technology. come up with/have an idea »He came up with the idea of promoting the …   Financial and business terms

  • Idea of Progress — This article is about the theory that scientific and social progress improves the human condition. For the concept of Progress in the abstract, see Progress (history). In historiography, the Idea of Progress is the theory that advances in… …   Wikipedia

  • idea — noun 1 plan/suggestion ADJECTIVE ▪ bright, brilliant, clever, excellent, good, great, marvellous/marvelous, nice, wonderful ▪ …   Collocations dictionary

  • idea — i|dea W1S1 [aıˈdıə] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(plan/suggestion)¦ 2¦(knowledge)¦ 3¦(aim/intention)¦ 4¦(how you imagine something to be)¦ 5¦(belief/opinion)¦ 6¦(principle)¦ 7 have an idea (that) 8 get the wrong idea 9 have the right idea …   Dictionary of contemporary English

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